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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 171.2
  • Total Fat: 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
  • Sodium: 80.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Pasta and Arugula Pesto

Submitted by: BHOUSEL1

Introduction

Great quick dinner Great quick dinner
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/4 C. Chopped walnuts or pecans
    3 Cloves Minced garlic
    2 C. coarsely chopped arugula, stems included
    1/4 c. coarsely chopped fresh basil or cilantro
    1/2 c. olive oil
    1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese
    1 pinch cayenne pepper
    salt to tase

Directions

1. Combine the walnuts, garlic, arugula, and cilantro or basil in a food processor or blender. Whirl them just until they are coarsely chopped. While the machine is running, add the olive oil in a thin stream. Transfer the pesto to a bowl. (At this point the pesto can be frozen. Thaw it before proceeding.)
2. Stir the Parmesan cheese, salt, and cayenne into the pesto
3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook it, stirring occasionally, until it is just tender. Drain the pasta, return it to the empty pot, and toss it with the pesto, adding a tablespoon or two of water if necessary to distribute the pesto evenly.
4. Transfer the pasta to a serving bowl or to individual plates, garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve.


Serving Size: 8 - servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BHOUSEL1.






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